Cool stuff as usual...
By Markus Becker
Archaeology is being revolutionized by remote-scanning techniques that use lasers to detect otherwise invisible ground features. The technology digitally extracts vegetation for a clean image of the earth's surface. Archaeologists in Germany have already discovered thousands of new sites.
The Glauberg is a hot spot for archaeologists. For decades, researchers have been studying the hill in the central German state of Hesse
It was thought unlikely that the mound would yield any more big surprises. At least that was the assumption until people with flying lasers showed up.
Thanks for posting. The interactive pics are great.
Just wish we had this those days I was crawling on my stomach through bush covered in thorns and poisonous snakes looking for stuff like this .
Thanks for the link Lt-Col.
Archeology meets Star WarsAt least that was the assumption until people with flying lasers showed up.
The Glauberg is a nice spot.
A celtic hill fort reoccupied in the early middle ages, destroyed after a siege in the 12th century.
I hiked up there last summer (there's a road but why take it?).
The only problem is that sooner or later this technology will be used by treasure hunters, the same way ROVs and side scan sonar today are used by maritime looters.
It is said that in the jungles of Guatemala alone there could be over a thousand undiscovered temples and pyramids. This technology seems to be what the archaeologists need to find out if that is true not just in Guatemala but around the world.
neat tool for archaeologists and "treasure hunters" alike. Technology can do some amazing things!
Very impressive. Thanks for posting!